Former Ohio State Cornerback Marshon Lattimore Makes Game-Winning Tackle for New Orleans Saints in Overtime

By Dan Hope on October 12, 2020 at 11:54 pm
Marshon Lattimore following the game-winning tackle

Marshon Lattimore made the game-winning play in the New Orleans Saints' overtime victory against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football.

With the Chargers needing to score to keep the game alive in overtime, Lattimore came up with a crucial tackle – with an assist from his Saints teammate Demario Davis – to pull Mike Williams down short of the first-down line on 4th-and-7 to end the game.

While Lattimore had his ups and downs over the course of the game, giving up multiple long catches including one by Williams that led to a potential game-winning field goal attempt that went off the right upright at the end of regulation, the former Ohio State cornerback ultimately made the play of the game to elevate the Saints to a 30-27 win, improving their record to 3-2 for the season.

The Saints' win came despite their All-Pro wide receiver and fellow former Buckeye Michael Thomas missing his fourth straight game, this time due to a suspension after missing their previous three games due to a high ankle sprain. Lattimore had six tackles for the Saints in Monday's game, while Malcolm Jenkins – who missed a defensive snap for the first time since 2017, but continued to be a mainstay in the Saints' secondary – had five tackles and a pass deflection.

In defeat, former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa also had a highlight-reel play when he spun past Saints right tackle Ryan Ramczyk for his fourth sack of the season.

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